Established in 2000, the Educare model promotes school readiness through programs that reduce the achievement gap in children ages 0 to 5. It targets disadvantaged children who are even less likely to attend high quality preschool. There are currently 17 Educare centers in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

First 5 California is proud to be a part of a public-private partnership that brings California's first Educare school to Santa Clara, followed by a second center in Los Angeles County.